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Margaret Chastain on B-P dean's list

MOUNT VERNON - Margaret Heather Chastain of Fort Stewart qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the fall 2008 semester.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


Hinesville native set to deploy

Army Reserve 1st Lt. Matthias E. Schubert has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | About People


Storms move through

A cold front moved through Coastal Georgia late Saturday-early Sunday with lightning and lots of rain.

March 01, 2009 | Staff report | News


Tornado watch issued for area

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a swath across Georgia that includes Long, Liberty and Bryan counties.

February 28, 2009 | Staff report | News


Mom: Deployment leaves no one to care for kids

DAVIDSON, N.C. - When Lisa Pagan reports for duty Sunday, four long years after she was honorably discharged from the Army, she'll arrive with more than her old uniform. She's bringing her kids, too.

"I have to bring them with me," she said. "I don't have a choice."

February 28, 2009 | By Mitch Weiss Associated Press writer | Military


Statesboro film festival soliciting entries

Hollywood honored the best movies released in 2008 during last month's Academy Awards ceremony.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Students win Frank Long spelling bee

Frank Long Elementary School recently had its spelling bee for fourth-and fifth-graders. Winners from class bees competed for school honors.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Breakfast of superheroes

Liberty County School children are a lot like superheroes, both need a lot of strength to meet the challenges they face every day.

February 27, 2009 | By Dr. Chris Draffin LCSS Nutrition Director | Education


Upcoming Liberty County school events

Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 p.m.: Science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.

February 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


House OKs prepaying for nuke plant expansion

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.

The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.

February 27, 2009 | by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


DoT board fires commissioner

ATLANTA - The Georgia Transportation Board voted 9-3 Thursday to fire Commissioner Gena Evans, citing a need for a change at the department troubled by criticism of its leadership and prompting a rebuke from Gov. Sonny Perdue.

The board named department chief engineer Gerald Ross interim commissioner and said it will soon begin a national search for a replacement.

February 27, 2009 | By Dionne Walker Associated Press writer | State, National


Congress allocats money for Intracoastal

WASHINGTON, DC - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Congressman Jack Kingston (R/GA-1), who helped secure the funding, says it will be used to alleviate silting which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.

"Coastal Georgia has been losing lots of revenue as transit boaters bypass us on the way to Florida," Congressman Kingston said. "If you're moving your yacht from New York to ...

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


UGA study finds salmonella in surface water

ATHENS -- A new University of Georgia study suggests that health agencies investigating salmonella illnesses should consider untreated surface water as a possible source of contamination.

Researchers, whose results appear in the March issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, tested water over a one-year period in rivers and streams in a region of south Georgia known for its high rate of sporadic salmonella cases. The team found salmonella in 79 percent of water samples, with the highest concentrations and the greatest diversity of strains in the summer and after rainfall.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


At the movies for Feb. 27-March 1

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "The International" (R at 7:20, 10 p.m.) "Coraline" (PG at 6:50 p.m., 9:20 p.m.) "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (PG at 4:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m.) "Friday the 13th" (R at 4:24 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Push" (PG-13 at 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m.); "Taken" (PG-13 at 4:20

February 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Reliving the thrill of those first wheels

There's nothing like the feeling of independence that comes with getting one's first set of wheels. I got mine when I was 6 years old. Santa brought me a shiny red 20" Murray bike that Christmas, and I was so excited.

February 27, 2009 | By Raphael Semmes Columnist | Opinion


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Home invaders cut woman's face

Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Green space as industrial recruiter

I am superficial. I know that looks matter - when it comes to our community's appearance, that is.

September 15, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Local governments spending way too much

Editor, I'm appalled - to say the least - at the extravagant salary paid to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Back-to-Church Sunday coming

This is a heads-up: It's time to invite someone to church.

September 15, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Birth: Emily Michelle Turner

Emily Michelle Turner was born at 4:13 p.m. Aug. 24 to Katreana Thompson of Hinesville and Eric Turner of Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sound Off for Sept. 15

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

September 15, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Weightlifting contest Saturday

Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Five generations of Clark family gather

Five generations in the family of Mary H. Clark of Fleming recently gathered. From left, Clark; great-grandson Robert Sauls, holding great-great-grandson Matty; granddaughter Suzann Sauls; and son Ronnie Clark.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Shrimp under the weather, but safe

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal region.

September 15, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in helping to convict an arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Outdoors/Recreation


Divorcing woman alleges child neglect

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Atlanta's Dragon Con draws more in

ATLANTA - Once again, over the Labor Day weekend, thousands converged on Atlanta to take part in Dragon Con, the nation's largest multi-genre event.

September 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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